Veggie Burger


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The Veggie Burger is one of the most common burgers around, but let me tell you upfront that this recipe is not a run-of-the-mill one! It is a wonderful Indo-western combo, as the tikki imbibes true Indian spices while the spread uses chilli sauce and oregano to perk up the mayonnaise.

Also, unlike the common burgers in which the vegetables are boiled, here we use raw vegetables sautéed to perfection. The complementary colours of the capsicum and potatoes in the salad ensure that it looks very tempting too!

Serve the Veggie Burger with a crispy accompaniment like Masala French Fries or just plain French Fries.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 burgers
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Ingredients

For The Cutlets For The Veggie Burger
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup chopped potatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped french beans
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
bread crumbs for rolling
oil for deep-frying

For The Chilli Mayo Spread
4 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp red chilli sauce
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)

For The Salad
1 cup sliced coloured capsicum (red , yellow and green)
1/2 cup boiled and peeled potatoes , cut into long strips like french fries
1 tbsp butter
salt and to taste

Other Ingredients For The Veggie Burger
4 burger buns
4 tsp melted butter
4 lettuce leaves
4 cheese slices

Accompaniment With The Veggie Burger
french fries
Method
For the cutlets for the veggie burger

    For the cutlets for the veggie burger
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
  2. Add all the vegetables and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till the vegetables are cooked, while stirring occasionally. Sprinkle a little water to avoid the vegetables from burning.
  3. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
  4. Add the plain flour, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Remove from the flame, add the coriander and mix well.
  6. While the mixture is yet hot, mash it using a potato masher to a coarse mixture. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  7. Divide it into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a circle of 75 mm. (3”) diameter and 1 cm thickness.
  8. Dip each cutlet in the maida mixture and roll in the bread crumbs till it is evenly coated from all the sides.
  9. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry each cutlet till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the chilli mayo spread

    For the chilli mayo spread
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Divide the spread into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

For the salad

    For the salad
  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the coloured capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the salt and pepper and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the potatoes and sauté on a medium flame for another minute.
  4. Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.
  5. Add 1 portion of the chilli mayo spread and mix well.
  6. Divide the salad into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed to make the veggie burger

    How to proceed to make the veggie burger
  1. Cut each burger bun horizontally into two. Apply ½ tsp of butter on the insides of each half of the burger bun and toast them lightly on a tava (griddle). Keep aside.
  2. Apply ¾ tbsp of the chilli mayo spread on each buttered side of the bun half.
  3. Place the lower half of a bun on a clean, dry surface with the buttered–spread side facing up.
  4. Place 1 lettuce leaf, a cutlet and a cheese slice over it.
  5. Spread 1 portion of the salad on it and cover with an upper half of the bun with the buttered–spread side facing down and press it lightly.
  6. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more burgers.
  7. Serve the veggie burger immediately with french fries.

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Veggie Burger recipe with step by step photos

To make cutlets for veggie burger

  1. For the veggie burger recipe, we will first make the veggie patty. For that, first heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the onions. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Do not sauté for a longer time as the crunchiness will disappear.
  2. Add the potatoes.
  3. Add the French beans.
  4. Add the carrot and cabbage.
  5. Mix it well with a flat spoon.
  6. Cover with a lid so the vegetables will cook faster. The raw vegetables used give a nice flavour as compared to boiled vegetables.
  7. Cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, but make sure you stir them in between to avoid them from sticking to the bottom of the pan and burning. You can sprinkle a little water to avoid the vegetables from burning.
  8. Add the chilli powder. You can also use chopped green chillies if you wish to but chilli powder gives a nice colour as well.
  9. Add the turmeric powder and salt.
  10. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  11. Add ¼ cup of plain flour and mix well. Cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes but make sure to stir it all the time using a flat spoon. Your mixture will look like this!
  12. Remove from the flame and add the coriander. Mix well. Your veggie burger cutlet mixture is ready.
  13. While the mixture is yet hot, mash it lightly using a potato masher to a coarse mixture.
  14. Keep aside to cool slightly. Divide it into 4 equal portions.
  15. Shape each portion into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter and 1 cm thick round cutlet. Use your palms to shape the patty and ensure there are no cracks in the veggie burger patty.
  16. Take a medium sized bowl add the remaining ½ cup of plain flour and ¾ cup of water.
  17. Mix it well using a whisk till no lumps remain. The batter should be little thick. You can also add a pinch of salt if you wish to.
  18. Keep the cutlet, batter and breadcrumbs ready.
  19. Dip each veggie cutlet in the batter using one hand.
  20. Place the breadcrumbs on a plate and roll each cutlet in it using another hand. Do not use the same hand you use to dip in the batter or else the breadcrumbs will get soggy.
  21. Make sure it is evenly coated from all the sides. If you use both hands in the maida water mixture rolling them in the breadcrumbs will be difficult and messy. Breadcrumbs store bought give a better texture but if you wish you can use homemade breadcrumbs as well.
  22. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan till hot but not red hot. Drop each cutlet in the hot oil. You can deep-fry 2 cutlets at a time. Never deep-fry all at one time as it may break because of each cutlet touching each other and they would not fry evenly as the temperature of the oil would drop rapidly.
  23. Deep-fry each cutlet till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Do not keep touching the cutlets a lot using a slotted spoon as they may break. Drain the cutlets on an absorbent paper and keep aside.

For the chilli mayo spread

  1. For the chilli mayo spread of the veggie burger, take a medium sized bowl, add the mayonnaise, you can make eggless mayonnaise at home easily.
  2. Add the chilli sauce.
  3. Add the dried oregano and garlic. You can add a pinch of salt if you wish to but we have not added as mayonnaise already has salt.
  4. Mix it well using a spoon and your chilli mayo spread for the vegetable burger is ready!

For the salad for veggie burger

  1. For the salad for veggie burger, in a broad non-stick pan add the butter and heat it.
  2. Add the coloured capsicum.
  3. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the salt and pepper. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the potatoes. As the potatoes are boiled do not sauté a lot and do it gently or else the potato fingers will break.
  6. Sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Remove from the flame and keep aside to cool.
  7. Add half of the chilli mayo spread and mix it gently. If you mix vigorously, the potato fingers will break.
  8. Divide the salad into 4 equal portions. We will now proceed to assemble the veggie burger. If you are in a hurry, you can make use of this quick coleslaw made by tossing crunchy vegetables in mayonnaise.

How to proceed to make veggie burger

  1. To assemble the veggie burger, submerge the lettuce leaves in a bowl of ice- cold water. Let them sit for 5–10 minutes and it will be as good as fresh lettuce. This is a secret tip to make the lettuce leaves crunchy and crispy.
  2. Cut a burger bun horizontally into two using a sharp knife. Here is a detailed recipe to make fresh burger buns at home. Also, you can make whole wheat burger buns.
  3. Apply ½ tsp of butter on the insides of each half of the burger bun.
  4. Toast them lightly on a tava (griddle). Keep aside.
  5. Place the toasted burger buns on a clean,dry surface.
  6. Apply ¾ tbsp of the chilli mayo spread on each buttered side of the bun half.
  7. Using a kitchen towel, dry the lettuce leave completely. Place one lettuce leaf on the lower half of a bun with the buttered–spread side facing up.
  8. Place one cutlet over it.
  9. Top it with a cheese slice.
  10. Spread one portion of the salad over it.
  11. Cover with an upper half of the bun with the buttered–spread side facing down.
  12. Press it lightly. You can even secure the veggie burger with the help of a toothpick.
  13. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more veggie burgers.
  14. Serve the Veggie Burger immediately with homemade French fries.

Nutrient values per burger
Energy 728 kcal
Protein 20.0 gm
Carbohydrate 96.4 gm
Fat 29.3 gm
Fiber 4.2 gm
Calcium 254.7 mg

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Reviews

Veggie Burger
5
 on 18 Sep 17 03:01 PM


Hi, I tried this recipe all my family members just loved it and it''s easy to make because of its brief description .it was so yummy. Chilli mayo enhances the flavour...Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Nikita, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them... Happy Cooking !!
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19 Sep 17 08:53 AM
Veggie Burger
5
 on 31 May 17 09:42 AM


Hello, its a really nice and easy recipe.. Thank you Ma''am. I had one question- what is the alternative that can be used instead of bread crumbs
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Tarla Dalal    You can avoid the maida mixture and bread crumbs both and instead use arrowroot flour for coating the tikkis and then deep-fry them.
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02 Jun 17 03:58 PM
Veggie Burger
5
 on 29 Dec 16 04:03 PM


Veggie Burger
5
 on 23 Dec 16 02:25 PM


Nice recipe.Loved the way it is explained along with images.Chili mayo would enhance the flavor. We would love to share this recipe with our readers some day !
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words.
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23 Dec 16 03:29 PM
Veggie Burger ( Burgers and Smoothies Recipe)
5
 on 28 May 16 09:53 PM


It was really good we tried it and it was really good to eat, we enjoyed.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Bhavna. We are delighted you loved the Veggie Burger recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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30 May 16 09:53 AM
Veggie Burger ( Burgers and Smoothies Recipe)
5
 on 09 Mar 16 09:46 AM


Hi, I was awesome test.it''s easy and delicious. Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Keyuri. We are delighted you loved the burger recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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09 Mar 16 10:19 AM
Veggie Burger ( Burgers and Smoothies Recipe)
5
 on 27 Feb 16 09:31 PM


It was awesome. All loved it. Thank you.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Jayashree. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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29 Feb 16 10:30 AM
Veggie Burger ( Burgers and Smoothies Recipe)
5
 on 20 Feb 16 11:24 PM


Thank you so much for this recipe! I was too scared to make veggie burgers but as i am eating the burgers i just made thanks to your recipe, i am a very happy woman!
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Dosa. Delighted to hear that your burger came out correctly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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22 Feb 16 02:25 PM
Veggie Burger ( Burgers and Smoothies Recipe)
5
 on 26 Jul 12 05:02 PM


Veggie burger is the most common burger but believe me this recipe is indeed very different...the vegetable cutlet is what makes this recipe really stand out...and when served between a burger bun with a chilli mayo dip it is yummyyyyy !!
Veggie Burger ( Burgers and Smoothies Recipe)
5
 on 20 Jul 12 01:21 PM


I have always made burger tikki with boiled vegetables. But after trying this Veggie Burger recipe in which the tikki is made by cooking the vegetables in kadhai, I would say this is definitely a must try recipe.